This morning we visit Santa Maria Novella. The white and dark green marble has recently been returned to its original state by a team of experts with very small brushes and a lot of patience.
We continue our stroll under sprinkling skies through medieval streets designed for horses and pedestrians. Thankfully most cars are now prohibited from the area, but one has to keep an eye out for a speeding taxi or delivery truck.
A sliver of Il Duomo appears ahead. Someday we will trek to the top but today we are happy to crane our necks to admire its majesty.